Excel PERMUT Function

This post will guide you how to use the PERMUT function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

Description

The Excel PERMUT function returns the number of permutations for a given number of items.

The PERMUT function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Statistical Function.

The PERMUT function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

Syntax

The syntax of the PERMUT function is as below:

=PERMUT(number,number_chosen])

Where the PERMUT function arguments are:

  • Number – This is a required argument.  An integer that describes the number of objects. And the total number of items.
  • Number_chosen – This is a required argument. The number of objects in each permutation.

Note:

  • If both number and number_chosen arguments are non-numeric, the PERMUT function will return the #VALUE! Error.
  • If the number argument is small than 0 or equal to 0, the PERMUT function will return the #NUM! Error.
  • If the number value is small than number_chosen, the PERMUT function will return the #NUM! Error.
  • The equation for the number of permutations is:

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Excel PERMUT Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel PERMUT Function to get the number of permutations of a given number of items.

Example 1:  to get permutations possible for a group of 6 objects where 3 are chosen, using the following formula:

= PERMUT (6,3)

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